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    Default G.I.Bill........

    I'm sure many Vets become Firefighters, that is why I ask here.
    I've heard that all the training we are involved in from Firefighter 1&2, EMT and any certificate course work is eligible for benefits. Also, any monthly training is also covered.
    Any info you guys have on this matter would be appreciated. And yes I know the VA's web site........

    Also, if I did 4 years active from say 92-96 plus 4 years in the IRR when do the benifits end? 10 years from 1996 0r 2000?

    Thanks for any info.
    I am hoping that someone here has been through all this and could be of some help.

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    I know that your EMT and FF 1&2 schooling should be eligible for GI Bill. Only problem may be accreditation. Best ways to be sure are:

    -School Financial Aid/VA office
    -Contact VA through the website. I got an answer within 24 hrs both times I used it.

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    You have 10 years from your date of discharge from active duty to use your G.I. Bill Benefits. Unless they changed the rules.
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    I'd have to say Sharkie is right. I got out in 95 and my GI Bill benefits expired in 2005.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    You have 10 years from your date of discharge from active duty to use your G.I. Bill Benefits. Unless they changed the rules.
    Used to be there wasn't an expiration date on your GI Bill bennies.
    Another reason to cuss Bill Clinton and his ilk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    Used to be there wasn't an expiration date on your GI Bill bennies.
    Another reason to cuss Bill Clinton and his ilk.
    As I understand it, this occurred LONG before Bill Clinton came into office. Like the last major revamp of the system after the Viet Nam War.
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    Brace yourself,I've been thinking again.I thought I'd heard on the news in 95 or 96 that Clinton was pushing for expiration dates on things like getting GI house loans and revamping same,all in the name of saving money that could be "better spent"elsewhere.
    I could be wrong though.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    As I understand it, this occurred LONG before Bill Clinton came into office. Like the last major revamp of the system after the Viet Nam War.

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